By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Because my team, the New York Giants, is not in this year's Super Bowl, it holds far less magic in our household. My son and I will be watching nonetheless -- especially to see Bruce at halftime. The folks at NBC Sports were nice enough to ask me to record my thoughts about Bruce, (specifically my first encounter with him growing up on the Jersey Shore) which will air during the pre-game show tomorrow. I'm also a sucker for the commercials. I'll be rooting for the Steelers for old time's sake. I was a huge Jack Lambert fan in the old days -- he's why I wanted to play linebacker in High School, and I wish I could have played it better. I loved Dwight White and L.C. Greenwood and the entire team of that era. I love the City of Pittsburgh, and was once told that of all the NFL markets, more televisions are tuned to Steelers games in Pittsburgh by percentage than the percentage watching the home team in any other NFL City. They love their team and I like their chances, even against Warner and the formidable Cardinals. Did I mention, like a good politician, that I also love Arizona...and all birds?
We've got a lot of news to cover before we can begin thinking about the game. I hope you can join us tonight, and have a great weekend.